Parenting Little Heathens


Parenting Little Heathens

Atheists don't have a lot of parenting resources that speak directly to them. Come chat about all things parenting here.

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Welcome to Parenting Little Heathens

Hi moms and dads. Welcome to the parenting without religion group here at A|N. Please feel free to post an introduction, tell us about yourself or if you'd rather not, just jump right into any discussion.

Before you get started I would like you to be familiar with our Posting Rules and Guidelines. This will help clarify what this group is and what topics are appropriate or inappropriate.

Also, you might be interested in our list of atheist related parenting resources list. This is a work in progress, if you've found something you think is a good fit please post a reply and I'll see about adding it.

If at any time you would like to contact me, the easiest way is to send a private message through my page. However, in order to send any member a PM you must first be their friend.

Thank you for joining the group, I hope you enjoy being here.

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

Protect your Fetus

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 15. 0 Replies

Global birth season study links environment with disease riskEnvironmental factors like air pollution and…Continue

Tags: fetal health, air pollution

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 6. 4 Replies

(OK, for not-so-little heathens...) Funny and horrifying -- Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, live-tweeted sitting in on her son's abstinence-based "sex education" class,…Continue

Tags: sex ed, abstinence-only, abstinence-based, awesome parents, sex education

Avoid air pollution when pregnant

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 18. 0 Replies

If you have heavy particulate matter exposure during pregnancy, your baby could be born with 13.2% shorter telomeres. This translates into a shorter life expectancy.According to the study of 641…Continue

Tags: fine particulate matter, telomeres, life expectancy

Some antibiotics increase miscarriage risk

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 1. 0 Replies

Use of certain antibiotics early in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for spontaneous abortion, the authors of a new study report.Macrolides (except erythromycin), quinolones,…Continue

Tags: antibiotics, miscarriage

ExxonMobil likes unsafe toys

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 22, 2016. 0 Replies

Toys like these still have…Continue

Tags: ExxonMobil, toys, children's health, dangerous chemicals, phthalates

Kids as video game addicts

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James Sep 4, 2016. 4 Replies

…your kid’s brain on Minecraft looks like a brain on drugs.…Continue

Tags: video game addiction

Brain injuries during youth sports can predispose for homelessness

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 8, 2016. 3 Replies

A traumatic brain injury sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness as an adult.Dr. Topolovec-Vranic looked at data on 111 homeless men aged 27 to 81 years…Continue

Tags: homeless, childhood brain injury

Kids Eat Less, Still Gain Weight

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 28, 2016. 1 Reply

Here's Why Kids Are Still Getting More ObeseIf your kids are overweight,…Continue

Tags: causes, childhood obesity

Pollution kills more than a quarter of babes under five

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18, 2016. 0 Replies

More than a quarter of all children who die before five are killed by pollution!... deaths that year could be attributed to toxic environments. The causes ranged from air, water, and soil…Continue

Tags: child mortality, pollution

How to soothe crying baby

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1, 2016. 2 Replies

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton shares a secret of the trade in how to calm a crying baby.Continue

Tags: to stop a crying babe

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Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 8:39pm
Hey, I'm up for a good debate anytime. This just wasn't one. At least, not by the time I started lurking. But I don't blame you at all for still wanting to respond to those remarks.

Would you all agree that for a specific discussion such as the college debate, that once it starts turning into a debate, or just a particularly focused discussion, one of the people discussing it starts a discussion, where it can continue and leave the wall free for more general comments and intros and whatnot? I don't know if that would help, but it would at least enable people to avoid the whole When Debaters Attack scenario we had going on here.
Comment by Wendy on June 2, 2009 at 8:27pm
Sorry if the fighting (or whatever) has turned people off, that is sad. I was hoping this board would be a haven for people who don't have heathen parent friends IRL. But now I see that I guess poor people are from podunk towns who live off the government and don't pay any taxes and just take take take. Utter BULLSHIT

We're freethinkers, we're supposed to be enlightened and understand another's point of view, but hollee FSM when someone tries to inject some differing opinions based on true life experiences, they're pretty much called a welfare whore. Nice to make judgements faith

Nice. No wonder they call us angry.

Sorry realitychick, I did like the lightbulb joke
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 8:15pm
I'm glad I could illuminate. Thanks for lightening up the Wall discussion.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 7:39pm
Wow ... that was profoundly enlightening. It's gonna take awhile to get this bulb changed over here.
However, your lil' ones have a "bright" future!
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:54pm
Was that a rhetorical question?
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:33pm
Wait, wait. I forgot a few. One to chase the toddler who grabbed the old bulb. One to then clean up the smashed bulb in the corner. One to hold back all the wee ones while that broken bulb is cleaned up.

Then the agnostics: One to claim no knowledge of whether the bulb needs or doesn't need to be changed.

And one to feed the baby.
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:29pm

One to say he doesn't believe the light bulb needs changing. One to say she believes the light bulb doesn't need changing. One to test the bulb to see if it actually needs changing. One to refute the Intelligent Light proponents who believe the light bulb was meant to go out and will change itself if it is meant to be changed.

And one to turn on a flashlight while yet another changes the bulb successfully. The latter will immediately be claimed by Intelligent Light proponents as an agent of the Intelligence working through her.
Comment by HotMess on June 2, 2009 at 6:22pm
So, how many heathen parents does it take to change a light bulb?
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:21pm
Why, thank you. It matches the hair on my back. :D
Comment by realitychick on June 2, 2009 at 6:05pm
This thread got totally out of hand. I've been following it and glad not to be a part of it. I suggest that everyone just end this discussion. But even if that doesn't happen, no need to leave the group. Just ignore the wall. At least until something more interesting comes up. Hey, I'll start. Let's talk about how awesome I am.


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